Just over a week to go before the announcement of the winner of this year $20K Basil Sellers Art Prize and $5K Eurobodalla Prize. This year has seen the prize receive its highest number of entries to date with over 280 entries from across the Eurobodalla and wider NSW cementing Eurobodalla as not only a destination of natural beauty, but also one that supports and fosters artistic talent.
Basil Sellers Art Prize 2020 - Finalists The Basil Sellers Art Prize was founded in 2004 by Basil Sellers AM, businessman, philanthropist and art collector. Through a chance connection to Moruya, Mr Sellers has set up a long and fruitful partnership with the shire that has supported Eurobodalla’s artistic community in a meaningful way.
In 2018 the biennial prize was opened to include artists from NSW and the ACT with the major prize increased to $20,000.
Until 2016 Basil Sellers AM was the sole contributor of the prize. However from 2018, a new award sponsored by Eurobodalla Shire Council was introduced. The Eurobodalla Award of $5000 honours a local entry into the prize and the work acquired for the Council’s permanent collection. Past winners
BSAP past winners include some of the most outstanding artists from the region whose practices traverse a number of mediums.
2004: Sue Christie – Life chaos and everything 2006: Jennifer Hawkins – …and on that day they shall rise up… 2008: Kerry Johns – Lilli Pilli 2010: Stan Squires – Pambula river mouth 2012: Frances Luke – Mossy Point Headland 1 2014: Susan Chancellor – The family lounge 2016: Merryn Sommerville – Ghosts I’ve met 2018: Anh Nguyen – Jamboree Mornings